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Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

CFR is a social advocacy organization based in New York, NY that was founded in 1921. As of 2018 they had $94 million in revenue and $597 million in assets.

CFR is dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens in order to help them better understand the world.

New York, NY
Q20: International Exchanges, Cultural Understanding

Form 990s for CFR

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-06Feb 21, 2019990 PDF
2017-06Jan 18, 2018990 PDF
2016-06Feb 21, 2017990 PDF
2015-06Feb 5, 2016990 PDF
2014-06Dec 29, 2014990 PDF
...and four more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for CFR


Federated campaigns$0
Membership dues$6,960,000
Fundraising event contributions$0
Related organizations$0
Government grants (contributions)$0
Normal grants, contributions, etc.$59,804,100
Non-cash contributions$637,661
Program services$9,489,800
Investment income and dividends$4,222,171
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$824,800
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$11,589,900
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$1,301,729
Total revenues$94,192,500


Grants to govts. and orgs. in USA$0
Grants to individuals in USA$1,353,500
Grants to govts., orgs., and individuals outside USA$0
Benefits paid to or for members$0
Compensation of current officers, etc.$4,385,400
Compensation not included above, to disqualified persons$0
Non-officer salaries and wages$28,287,300
Pension/retirement accruals and contributions$2,014,600
Other employee benefits$4,153,100
Payroll taxes$2,050,800
Management fees$0
Legal fees$79,900
Accounting fees$214,800
Lobbying fees$0
Pro. fundraising fees$0
Investment mgmt fees$2,176,300
Other fee-for-service$5,436,200
Advertising and promotion$0
Office expenses$2,086,100
Information tech. expenses$2,919,900
Royalty expenses$0
Public official travel and entertainment$0
Conferences, meetings, etc.$1,971,800
Payments to affiliates$0
Depreciation, amortization, etc.$4,688,600
All other expenses$4,059,900
Total expenses$73,694,100


Cash (non-interest-bearing)$8,000
Savings, short-term investments, etc.$108,670,100
Pledges and grants receivable$42,871,900
Accounts receivable$8,095,000
Loans receivable from officers, directors, etc.$0
Loans receivable from other disqualified persons$0
Notes and loans receivable$0
Inventories for use$65,500
Prepaid expenses and deferred charges$1,001,900
Buildings, equipment, etc. post-depreciation$71,086,300
Investments, publicly traded securities$134,319,300
Investments, other securities$201,142,300
Investments, program-related$0
Intangible assets$0
Other assets$29,985,900
Total assets$597,246,200


Accounts payable and accrued expenses$7,983,400
Grants payable$0
Deferred revenue$6,078,300
Tax-exempt bond liabilities$54,520,000
Escrow or custodial account liability$0
Loans payable to officers and disqualified persons$0
Secured mortgages and notes payable to unrelated third parties$0
Unsecured notes and loans payable to unrelated third parties$0
Other liabilities$9,106,900
Total liabilities$77,688,600

Net asset restrictions

Unrestricted net assets$101,475,600
Temporarily restricted net assets$182,432,100
Permanently restricted net assets$235,649,900

Performance indicators

Total margin21%
Working capital$146,650,700
Current assets$160,712,400
Current liabilities$14,061,700
Days cash on hand538 days
Acid test liquidity ratio11.35

Vendors for CFR

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
DrupalContent management system software2019-03-02
█████ ████████ ███Tax accounting2019-02-09
██████ █████████Security Personnel$712,7062018-06-01
████ ███ ██████ ███Website Development$804,1582018-06-01
████████ ███████Catering$970,1332018-06-01
████████ ██████Website Development$1,140,1462018-06-01
█████ ████ ████████Catering$428,5912018-06-01
█████ ██████ ███Tax accounting2013-12-27

Personnel at CFR

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Keith OlsonExecutive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer$447,687Jan. 9, 2019
████ ██████Chief Digital Officer-May 23, 2017
███████ ██ ██████Chief of Staff To the President$202,198Jan. 8, 2019
█████ █ ████████Vice President , Meetings and Membership$262,684June 30, 2017
███ ██████ ██████Vice President, Human Resources and Administration-Jan. 8, 2019
█████████ ██████Vice President , Human Resources and Administration$269,662June 30, 2017
███████ ██ ████Vice President, Philanthropy and Corporate Relations$338,443Jan. 8, 2019
████████ █ ██████Vice President Education$229,548June 30, 2017
████████ █████████████Vice President, Education-Jan. 8, 2019
███████████ ██████Managing Director$236,941June 30, 2016
...and 26 more key personnel

Peer social advocacy organizations

1International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)501(c)(3)$78 millionWashington, DC
2East-West Center (EWC)501(c)(3)$28 millionHonolulu, HI
3American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)501(c)(4)$107 millionWashington, DC
4Asia Society501(c)(3)$33 millionNew York, NY
5Amnesty International501(c)(3)$41 millionNew York, NY
6International Aids Vaccine Initiative Inc (Dba Aids Vaccine Initiative Intl)501(c)(3)$80 millionNew York, NY
7Acumen Fund501(c)(3)$29 millionNew York, NY
8New York Academy of Sciences501(c)(3)$24 millionNew York, NY
9International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropic (ICRISAT)501(c)(3)$76 millionIndia,
10Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)501(c)(3)$50 millionWashington, DC
11Search for Common Ground (SFCG)501(c)(3)$25 millionWashington, DC
12Aeras501(c)(3)$32 millionRockville, MD
13Water.org501(c)(3)$27 millionKansas City, MO
14American Institute in Taiwan (AIT)501(c)(3)$51 millionArlington, VA
15Best Buddies International501(c)(3)$26 millionMiami, FL
16National Democratic Institute for International Affairs501(c)(3)$110 millionWashington, DC
17Population Council501(c)(3)$91 millionNew York, NY
18American Jewish Committee (AJC)501(c)(3)$58 millionNew York, NY
19Helen Keller International Incorporated (HKI)501(c)(3)$69 millionNew York, NY
20International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)501(c)(3)$61 millionArlington, VA
21International Republican Institute (IRI)501(c)(3)$55 millionWashington, DC
22Pact501(c)(3)$23 millionWashington, DC
23Youthbuild Usa501(c)(3)$24 millionSomerville, MA
24Church World Service (CWS)501(c)(3)$66 millionElkhart, IN
25Centro Internacional De Agricultura Tropical Apartado Aereo 6713501(c)(3)$95 millionMedley, FL

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